Marl Hole screening

Brownsword, Neil and Magee, Johnny (2010) Marl Hole screening. [Show/Exhibition] (Unpublished)

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For over two centuries North Staffordshire gained recognition as a world centre of ceramic manufacture. The origins of this success evolved out of a pre-industrial exploitation of the area’s mineral wealth; long flame coal - ideal for firing, and excellent red burning clays for potting. Opencast sites of excavation known as ‘marl holes’ where the latter is still quarried, formed the basis of the artistic project documented in this film. Four international artists: Neil Brownsword, Alexandra Engelfriet, Torbjørn Kvasbø and Pekka Paikkari, were invited to create a series of site specific interventions at Ibstock Brick’s Gorsty Quarry. Displaced from the familiar comfort zone of their studio, the artists sought to re-initiate a primordial curiosity into one of humankind’s oldest synthesised materials. These transient modes of practice were intimately documented by film artist Johnny Magee.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Depositing User: ULCC Admin
Date Deposited: 17 Jul 2012 13:57
Last Modified: 21 Aug 2018 08:09

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